Teenager on trial accused of sibling murder

A teenager is on trial charged with murdering four siblings in a house fire in Lancashire. Reece Smith, 19, twins Holly and Ella, 4, and Jordan, 2, were killed iin Freckleton in January last year. Dyson Allen, 20, denies killing them.

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Grandmother gives evidence in Freckleton fire trial

A woman whose four grandchildren died in a fire in Freckleton gave harrowing evidence in court today. It's claimed the fire was started deliberately by a family friend.

Christine Smith told the court she had left a party at the house in Lancashire angry because her daughter Michelle and 19 year old grandson Reece were drunk.

She had rushed back when she heard there was a fire and saw the blue flashing lights but couldn't get near the house.

Reece tried to rescue his two year old brother and their twin sisters - but all four died.

Dyson Allen denies four counts of murder. Elaine Wilcox reports.

Freckleton fire trial

Teenagers have told a court that they witnessed drinking, smoking and the taking of cannabis at a bungalow in Lancashire where 4 brothers and sisters died in a fire.

19 year Dyson Allen denies murdering the siblings.

Preston Crown Court heard claims that he was the only other person upstairs at the dormer bungalow when the blaze broke out.

Elaine Willcox reports.

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Teenager on trial accused of murdering four siblings

A jury has been told of the desperate efforts to save four young brothers and sisters who died after a fire at their home in Lancashire.

Four year old twins Holly and Ella Smith, their two year old brother Jordan and their older brother Reece, who was 19, were killed in the blaze in January last year.

A family friend, 19 year old Dyson Allen, is on trial on four counts of murder.

Elaine Willcox reports.